Where can I find Illustration training online?

I have a BFA in Graphic Design, and would really love to go back to school to get my MFA in Illustration, HOWEVER, I have a full time job, and even online classes are too pricey right now. Is there any website that provides training and/or a group online that acts as a class and gives out art projects? I am looking to improve in an online, group, and project environment. Help?

Hi Nikki,

I'm an award-winning -children's book author-illustrator in Austin Texas and I offer an online version of a course on how to illustrate children's books that I've been teaching for years at the Austin Museum of Art Art School.

The online version has PDF lessons that you look at, monthly group “webinar” calls where we look at and talk about student work, and an online student community and resource sharing group.

It's self-paced and very affordable.

You can read a little more about the online course on my blog:


You can test drive some of the instruction for free by going to